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Canadian Pacific Holiday Train returns

Canadian Pacific Holiday Train returns

Sofia Seewald

December 12, 2019

While the Dec. 11 temperature dropped below zero, hundreds of people in the St. Louis Park community still gathered for an evening of free hot chocolate, music and holiday lights at the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train, according to senior Sam McGurgan.  “Even though it was really cold, everyone ...

Birdfeeder provides meals for Thanksgiving

Birdfeeder provides meals for Thanksgiving

Maria Perez Barriga and Jayde Claussen

November 26, 2019

As a way to assist families over Thanksgiving break Nov. 27-Dec. 1, Birdfeeder co-manager junior Ayan Hassan said the club will shop for items to pack meals for students in need.  “This Thanksgiving we are giving out meals to students who want food to take home for their families,” Hassan said...

Birdfeeder expands impact on Park

Birdfeeder expands impact on Park

Molly Schochet and Isra Mohamed

October 31, 2019

In order to prevent worry about access to basic necessities such as food, Birdfeeder supervisor Sophia Ross said the Birdfeeder works to relieve students of this stress. “Our school is either at 34% or 35% free or reduced lunch. When I’m hungry, I can’t get my mind off...

Pet-friendly restaurant prepares for opening

Pet-friendly restaurant prepares for opening

Sam Swisher

October 7, 2019

According to director of communications for Craft and Crew Hospitality Chasity Sorenson, The Block hopes to benefit from community events happening nearby. “The Block will be a great place for students and their families to come and enjoy food and time together after school, after games and on week...

Local pad thai flavors vary

Local pad thai flavors vary

Noah Orloff

April 9, 2019

I tasted vegetarian pad thai at five different local restaurants, reviewing the various components that make up a pad thai. The reviews below are not based off authenticity or traditionality — subjects that I am not qualified for — instead it is simply how much I enjoyed each dish. I acknowledge...

Zimmern discusses his new restaurant at West End

Zimmern discusses his new restaurant at West End

Megan Raatz

December 21, 2018

After years of planning and preparation, St. Louis Park’s West End is now home to the Lucky Cricket, a new restaurant with a fresh and eccentric take on Chinese cuisine, according to Andrew Zimmern. The man behind it all, celebrity chef and the host of the Travel Channel’s television show “Bizarre Food...

Falafel restaurants impress, disappoint

Falafel restaurants impress, disappoint

Noah Orloff

October 9, 2018

Falafel is a fried Middle Eastern and Mediterranean dish that is typically put inside a pita. A traditional falafel ball is made out of chickpeas. The sandwich can be ordered with varying topping options, tahini and hummus being my go-tos. Tahini is a sauce made from ground sesame seeds and hummus is a sp...

New diets, eating habits grow in popularity with mixed results

New diets, eating habits  grow in popularity with mixed results

Dani Orloff

May 5, 2018

As senior Hannah Wolk reflects on her experience participating in the Whole30 challenge she said she felt electrified after the lifestyle change. “I definitely felt a lot healthier and not very bloated at all,” Wolk said. “I would normally feel bloated after a big meal or eating a lot of sugar, ...

Juice bar looks to attract Park community

Juice bar looks to attract Park community

Sofia Seewald

February 24, 2018

As local owner and founder of Vibe Organic Juice Bar Amber Thielen prepares to open her juice bar off of Excelsior Boulevard, she said she hopes to gain interest among people of all ages for her business. “We’re trying to attract everyone in the community,” Thielen said. “People ask me if I h...

Mediterranean restaurant replaces West End Dairy Queen

Mediterranean restaurant replaces West End Dairy Queen

Sophie Olmen, Katie Hardie, and Hayley Westwood

February 16, 2018

Upon discovering the West End Dairy Queen was leaving in place for Roti Modern Mediterranean, junior Anika Hanson said she was interested in learning more about the new restaurant. “I’m upset that the DQ (Dairy Queen) is closing because I went there for ice cream a lot, but I’m excited to try the...

Community service provides meals during break

Community service provides meals during break

Sumaya Mohamed, Yonit Krebs, and Brooklyn Donelson

January 10, 2018

With a few months of volunteering experience accomplished, junior Leensa Ahmed said she has enjoyed helping people within the Park community. “It's been pretty cool going out and being able to shop for families who need it, and being a student who’s helping out other students in the St. Louis P...

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